In this chapter, we discuss several ways Liferay users can customize pages, applications, and the way they use your portal. We’ll cover the following topics:
- Personal Sites
- Customizable Pages and Applications
- Using a Rules Engine
Personal sites allow each portal user to manage and customize a set of public and/or private pages and any associated content or applications. Public pages provide a means of making content publicly available while private pages provide a means of hiding information from other users. Liferay 6.1 introduced customizable pages and applications. Administrators can designate certain pages or applications as “customizable,” which allows each user to make and save their own customizations. Liferay Enterprise Edition provides a rules engine which allows administrators to create custom portal rules and simplify complex blocks of code containing lots of
if-else statements. Let’s start by discussing personal sites.